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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Apr 24, 2007 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

The Grateful Dead and American Culture
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fall 2007

(courtesy http://www.boston.com/ae/music/ message boards 4/24/2007)

The Grateful Dead created, explored and populated a cultural landscape that continues to thrive in the most familiar and yet unexpected ways more than a decade after the last Grateful Dead show. It is a landscape that has come to include new avenues through which serious scholarship can intersect with the creative, spontaneous, and celebratory energy for which the Grateful Dead experience is known.

In the fall of 2007, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will explore the landscape of the Grateful Dead in the classroom and through a program of public symposia, workshops, exhibits and performances. Undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the UMass Amherst Department of History will employ popular music as a lens through which to examine how memory and myth collide, and will explore the myriad demographic shifts, economic transformations, political upheavals, and personal challenges that faced Americans of varying backgrounds and ideologies from the 1950s to the present.

On November 16th-17th, 2007, the University will host the symposium, Unbroken Chain: The Grateful Dead In Music, Culture, And Memory. Expanding the focus of the courses, and with the participation of UMass alumnus (Ph.D., History 1979) and Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally as well as numerous other scholars and luminaries, the symposium will combine academic inquiry, performance, and artistic appreciation in an innovative multi-disciplinary, multi-media program.

The Unbroken Chain symposium is presented with support from the UMass Amherst Graduate School, Department of History, Fine Arts Center and University Outreach.

This post was modified by Compsurfah_Too on 2007-04-25 01:12:35

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Poster: cush11 Date: Apr 24, 2007 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

This sounds very interesting... If you need any Grateful Labrats, I volunteer!!!

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Apr 24, 2007 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

Cush
yeah ,make me listen to Dead shows for the betterment of academia and all of humanity.

Good Post Compsurfuh let's see if your Red Sox's play as well in the bronx!

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Apr 24, 2007 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

Yeah... Yeah...

Let's see how your Yankees play next year... after A-Fraud leaves. Remember, hi$ agent is $cott Bora$$...

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Apr 25, 2007 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

"The Grateful Dead created, explored and populated a cultural landscape that continues to thrive in the most familiar and yet unexpected ways more than a decade after the last Grateful Dead show. It is a landscape that has come to include new avenues through which serious (and not so serious) scholarship can intersect with the creative, spontaneous, and celebratory energy for which the Grateful Dead experience is known."

I thought the Forum was, is, could be, one of those avenues.

See you again
Odds are ten to ten
When others are forgotten
Be seeing you again

See you again
when Winter turns to Spring
If I cannot say just when
It's sure as anything

See you again
In all your mighty glow
Young and strong and live again
and ready for a show

See you again
See you again
Generations come and go
Then come around again

Counting up the things that count
on the fingers of one hand
Music, love, and friendship
and the rest of it be damned
In the land that time forgot
where clocks have wooden springs
seven thirty on the dot
can mean a lot of things

Can mean a lot of things, I tell you, mean a lot of things
A lot of things could mean a lot of things could mean a lot
Things could mean a lot of things, remembered or forgot
A lot of things could mean a lot of things and maybe not

It could mean I love you
And want to treat you right
Could mean I got an hour or two
to spread across the night
Could mean I'm lost and lonely
And full of songs unheard
Could mean I want you only
If you only say the word

See you again
See you again
On this you can depend
Be seeing you again

See you again
In all your mighty glow
Young and strong and live again
and ready for a show

See you again
See you again
Generations come and go
Then come around again

Playing out e-ter-nity
A moment at a time
Admission's always free
It don't cost you a dime

See you again
See you again
When others are forgotten
Be seeing you again

Robert Hunter

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 25, 2007 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

leave it to Zoo-mass to pull this one off.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Apr 24, 2007 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

Maybe you can get the study materials, transcripts, even video feed to this seminar. Sounds like a great course.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Apr 24, 2007 8:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

JodyC, I am gunna look into that. And yes, mcg, pitb IS a gem.. but to me, not the crowning one :D

I have listened to that dark star everyday for about eight days now.. and I watch it too on myspace.. It's insanity.. the format of that whole 31 minutes and 30 or something odd seconds, is just perfect..

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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 11, 2007 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

JodyC: yeah, I know I am replying to a post from last month, but who cares, right? I am in contact with a guy who is enrolled in these classes next year at UMass -- he is going to find out how non-students can get involved with the class and weekend seminar. You're welcome to send me an email and I will follow-up with you as soon as I get any info; as you can imagine, the classes and seminar started to fill-up very quickly. --- AshesRising (Jerri1031-dp3 AT yahoo DOT com)

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Poster: darkeyes Date: Apr 24, 2007 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead and American Culture

Sounds like an Acid test, I agree Cush:)

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